Facebook as a learning space: An analysis from a community of practice perspective

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    Abstract

    This study investigates the potential of Facebook as a medium and process for teachers’ learning about mathematical and pedagogical knowledge. Participants’ (N=117) responses towards four inter-related posts regarding division-of-fractions were captured and systematically analysed to gain insight about the participants’ engagement. The results suggested the potential of Facebook to support informal teachers’ learning. This was evidenced by the existence of the three main elements of community of practice (CoP): mutual engagement; negotiated joint enterprise; and development of a shared repertoire
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMathematics in the margins (Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    EditorsM Marshman, V Geiger, A Bennison
    Place of PublicationQueensland
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages485-492
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781920846282
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education in the Margins: Annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA 2015 - Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Australia
    Duration: 13 Jul 201518 Jul 2015
    https://merga.net.au/Public/Public/Publications/Annual_Conference_Proceedings/2015_MERGA_CP.aspx

    Conference

    Conference38th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Mathematics Education in the Margins
    Abbreviated titleMERGA 2015
    CountryAustralia
    CitySunshine Coast
    Period13/07/1518/07/15
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    PATAHUDDIN, S., & LOGAN, T. (2015). Facebook as a learning space: An analysis from a community of practice perspective. In M. Marshman, V. Geiger, & A. Bennison (Eds.), Mathematics in the margins (Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 485-492). Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED572530.pdf